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The 100th Grey Cup Festival to Recreate the Infamous Mud Bowl at Scarborough High School


Legacy to be created for the Satec @ W A Porter CI Football Program

TORONTO, Ontario – The 100th Grey Cup Festival is partnering with RONA and the Toronto District School Board to recreate history and upgrade a football field at SATEC @ W A Porter CI (Porter) in the process. On Monday, November 19, the field at Porter will be used to simulate the infamous Mud Bowl game of 1950. In the spring of 2013, the same field will be re-sodded and refurbished by the Toronto Argonauts Football Club and RONA, creating a legacy for the school and its surrounding community.

On a day where poor field conditions dominated headlines, the 1950 Grey Cup game became widely known as the Mud Bowl. The game featured the Toronto Argonauts against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Varsity Stadium in Toronto in front of 27,101 fans. The 13-0 score handed Toronto its eighth Grey Cup and is the last time a team was shut out in a championship game. The re-creation of the Mud Bowl will unite the community with the 100th Grey Cup Festival to celebrate the past, present and future of the Canadian institution that is the Grey Cup.

Members of the media and local celebrities will join current staff and alumni students from Porter to play two 25-minute flag football games on the muddy field.  Adding to the excitement, the Grey Cup Coin will serve in the coin toss; CFL alumni, including Nick Volpe, MVP of the Mud Bowl, will be present, along with the Argos Cheerleaders, various dignitaries and school officials.  This once-in-a-lifetime event will bring the school and community together in what will be a spirited day for everyone involved!

Throughout the day, Porter students will participate in football clinics and drills led by CIS players on either side of the mud field.  While the Porter Dance Team and the Argos Cheerleaders perform and the marching band plays, memories will be left for the students for years to come.  In Spring 2013, the field will be completely refurbished by the 100th Grey Cup Festival and the Toronto Argonauts with materials donated by RONA, to benefit the football program - a team that was restored through The Argos Foundation’s Level the Playing Field program.

”A large part of the 100th Grey Cup Festival’s goals is to give back to the community and the City of Toronto throughout the celebrations.  Working with the TDSB, the staff at Porter, and RONA has allowed us to fulfill this goal while at the same time paying homage to an historic moment in Canadian sport,” stated Chris Rudge, Chairman and CEO, 100th Grey Cup Festival and CEO and Executive Chairman of the Toronto Argonauts Football Club. “On behalf of the 100th Grey Cup Festival and the Toronto Argonauts, we are strongly committed to high school football programs, and the positive effects football has on both the students who play, as well as the overall school spirit it brings to the community at large. We are thrilled everyone could come together for this experience within the iconic tradition of the Grey Cup.”

“Everyone at SATEC @ W A Porter is excited for the opportunity to be a part of the 100th Grey Cup Festival as we host the Mud Bowl game at our school,” said Principal George Mavraganis. “We also look forward to a revitalized football field that will benefit our students and the community.”

Celebrate the re-creation of the historic Mud Bowl at SATEC @ W A Porter CI. This event is going to go down in the history books once again!


Monday, November 19

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

SATEC @ W A Porter CI
40 Fairfax Cres.
Scarborough, ON


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